Principal Message


2023-2024 School Year

Dear Syracuse Elementary Families,

I am very grateful to be the principal of Syracuse Elementary and to be part of this excellent community, as I share the school community’s dedication and tradition of caring for students every day to provide a meaningful learning environment. 

This year marks my 19th year in education.  I taught in the classroom for nine years, and have spent the remainder of my career as an administrator with experience at all three levels of public education: elementary, junior high, and high school.  My professional experience has shown me that the work we do in our schools matters.  Our schools have a meaningful impact on the lives of our students, and I am excited to continue to participate in this work with you. 

While I am an educator, I am also a husband and father of two.  My wife, Jamie, is also an educator and she teaches 5th grade.  I count myself fortunate to have been able to send my own children to Davis School District schools.  As my son and daughter are now in high school, I know the value of a quality elementary education experience.  I understand the important role that our school plays in our community, and in your daily lives.  I take that responsibility seriously. 

I believe firmly that all students can learn, and I know that cooperation between home and school is vital to the success of your child.  I recognize there are a variety of unique challenges our students may face, and I am devoted to meeting the needs of our students.  I am thankful for my opportunity to serve as Syracuse Elementary School's principal.

Thank you,

Doug Hammerschmidt